We are used to seeing GTO-badged Ferraris selling for ridiculous money in auctions all over the world, but next month in Monterey RM Auctions will bring a GTB that could potentially set a new record for the most expensive car in its class. It’s a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, one of only three.
An educated guess by RM Auctions experts has put the value of this Speciale at around 25 million Euro or $34 Million USD. The last 275 GTB to cross the auction block was a Spider which fetched $20 million last year.
The magnificent 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, chassis number 06701, has remarkable historic significance as it belong to the era where Ferrari was battling Ford at Le Mans, and losing. This car was the first of three GTB/C racers built to take on the GT40, but it never raced.
The 65 Speciale has another thing going for it and that is the record for fastest front-endgined car at Le Mans. The car boasts a six-carb 320 horsepower 3.3-liter V12 engine which combined with a lightweight aluminum body gives it blistering performance. Not that anyone’s going to find out how fast a $34 million dollar car goes!
Via RM Auctions